The launch of the PetQuip Awards for 2017 took place at PATS Sandown in March and was warmly welcomed by a wide cross section of the pet industry.
Attendees at the popular event, now in its fifth year, will see awards presented to deserving winners from the pet industry on the first evening of PATS Telford at a gala dinner and party on Sunday 24 September 2017.
Commenting on the launch and the continued success of the event, Pat Flynn, PetQuip trade association manager said:”The PetQuip Awards is now firmly established and is recognised as an enjoyable evening offering great networking between suppliers and retailers. We are pleased that the industry has acknowledged the professional way in which we have approached the whole judging process and that the business-oriented but fun element of the awards evening has struck a chord in the pet world.”
One of the delighted winners from last year commented on the night: “We, as a truly small brand, felt very honoured to be asked to take the stage as a gold winner in the innovation category. Thank you for selecting us and for the added benefits such a big event like yours can give to all those new brands and retailers in the room”. (Chris Brierley, Cotswold Raw, winner of the Food/Treats Pet Product Innovation category in 2016).
Entry for the PetQuip Awards 2017 is now open in the following categories:
- Pet Product Innovation of the Year (three sections – Food/Treats; Health/Technical; Accessories)
- Exporter of the Year
- Marketing Project of the Year
- Business of the Year
- UK Pet Retailer of the Year
- International Pet Retailer/Distributor of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement
Details of new sponsorship and publicity packages for the fifth birthday celebrations can be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.